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Easy Peasy Baked Apples

October 29, 2017

Easy Peasy Baked Apples is a delicately sweet dessert filled with aromatic cinnamon and anise and topped cinnamon whipped coconut cream.

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Top down baked apples with whipped coconut cream

Unexpected guests? No problem. In just 30 minutes flat you can have this Asian Inspired baked apple dessert hot out of the oven with a hot cuppa in no time flat and with just a handful of ingredients.

Easy Peasy Baked apples without whipped topping 2 plates and tea

You are just going to love Easy Peasy Baked Apples as they are slightly sweet, fragrant and with a slight aldente texture that has a fun mouth feel. We love eating baked apples hot out of the oven but they are also delicious at room temperature or even the next day if you want to make these ahead. If you add a little dollop of coconut whipped cream it starts to melt and create this cozy autumn dessert you will not want to miss.

Easy Peasy Baked Apples 2 dishes for sharing with tea

Apples are in season and plentiful and so naturally sweet and delicious. We were bequeathed with a ½ bushel of mixed gala, honey crisp and green apples from a very special someone. A very special thank you!!!

Apples prepped and ready for oven in pan

Do you have these items in your pantry? Go check…we will wait while you go look. Do you have fresh apples, cinnamon, star anise of 5 spiced powder, butter and a little lemon juice or orange juice and sugar or sugar alternative of choice? Just 6 little ingredients… you can’t go wrong. Baking Apples is going to fill your house with the delicious scents of autumn.

Easy Peasy Baked Apples just 2 plain ones in a plate with whole cinnamon stick and anise seed

There is no need to peel your apples or even remove the stem. We do not even own an apple corer so we just used a teaspoon to remove the seeds and core. We happened to have whole spices of cinnamon and anise so we melted a little butter and infused our spices before drizzling them on our prepared apples before sending them to the oven. However, if all you have are ground spices it is even easier as you just melt your butter and drizzle on top of your prepared apples add a sweetener of choice, a little dusting of cinnamon and 5 spiced powder or ground anise seed and you are good to go.

Easy Peasy Baked Apples top down photos with garnishes and no whipped topping

Easy Peasy Baked Apples are delicious hot out of the oven plain but extra delicious if you like a little coconut cream or whipped cream. We whipped in a little cinnamon and sugar alternative for a special treat topping.

Easy Peasy Baked Apples melty coconut whipping cream

We are getting ready for an Asian Fusion Inspired Holiday Dinner… so please make sure you check out our Roasted Turmeric Spiced Turkey Breast and our Garlicky Sesame Stir Fried Green Beans side dish and for dessert you have our delicious Easy Peasy Baked Apples with Asian spices for a happy ending to any holiday meal. All of these Asian Fusion holiday recipes are a little lighter and a little healthier than the usual holiday fare.

Easy Peasy Baked Apples are happily gluten-free.

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Easy Peasy Baked Apples

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October 29, 2017

Easy Peasy Baked Apples is a delicately sweet dessert filled with aromatic cinnamon and anise and topped cinnamon whipped coconut cream.

  • Yields: 6 servings

Ingredients

Apples – 6 apples washed, cut in half and core removed (we used a mix of gala, honey crisp and green apples- use whatever you enjoy eating)

Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon (to prevent your apples from browning or oxidizing)

Butter – 4 tablespoons or ½ stick melted

Sugar alternative of choice- ¼ to 1/3 cup sugar or sugar alternative depending on how sweet you like it. (brown sugar would be nice but if watching carbs then use a sugar alternative)

Cinnamon (3 whole) or 2 teaspoons ground

Anise seed (3 whole) or 1 teaspoon ground 5 spiced powder

Coconut whipped cream – as a garnish (optional) - or regular whipped cream or a dollop of yogurt.

Directions

1Preheat oven to 325 degrees F or 162 F Celsius

2As soon as your apples in half and core them, sprinkle them with a little lemon juice to prevent oxidation.

3Place your prepared apples in a baking dish either a 9 x11 pan or large oven safe pan.

4If using whole spices, in a sauce pan on top of the stove simmer your butter and whole spices for 5 minutes over low medium heat or until butter is aromatic. Then Pour the spiced butter and the whole spices over your prepared apples and sprinkle with sugar or sugar alternative.

5If using ground spices, pour your melted butter over your prepared apples, dust with sugar or sugar alternative and sprinkle with ground cinnamon and ground 5 spiced powder.

6Bake apples for 25 to 30 minutes or until just fork tender. Do not overcook as it is nice for them to be slightly aldente.

7Top with coconut cream whipped topping or topping of choice, dust with a little ground cinnamon. Enjoy!

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  • I absolutely love the spices you have in this recipe, I bet they go really well with the apples.

    • Thank you dear Emma. Love the tongue numbing star anise, it is a really nice addition to this dessert.

  • kitchenriffs

    Baked apples are so good, aren’t they? Their flavor really becomes concentrated. Neat spices in this — wonderful dish. Thanks!

    • You are so right… concentrated and naturally sweet all on their own.

  • I love baked apples and this is perfect not only for unexpected guests but also for unexpected sweet teeth!

    • No doubt! 30 minute quick fix for the unexpected sweet tooth.

  • What a pretty Fall-Tastic looking dessert, Bobbi. Who can say no to these delish cinnamon baked apples. Wonderful treat my friend. 🙂

    • Thank you Anu! Wish you lived closer would send some on over…

  • abbethisishowicook

    Love baked apples and I happen to have the ingredients! Gorgeous photos, too! Thanks for letting me know about Pinterest. I have no idea what’s going on but have someone on it right now. Seems like i can never get it right!

    • Thanks so much Abbe! Yes technological issues are such a bore. Hope you get that sorted soon.

  • Very interesting to see how you use star anise in a dessert recipe. And that coconut cream sounds so yummy!

    • Thanks so much Maggie. Just love that tongue numbing star anise…. makes us miss the flavors of Asia!

  • The Hungry Mum

    What a great, easy dessert! You have inspired me – theres a few apples in the fruit bowl that may just end up as dessert 😉

    • HWC Magazine

      Thank you dear, we are all about easy these days. This dessert is so healthy, you really could eat it for breakfast.

  • I see a new breakfast on the horizon! Coconut whipped cream? Sounds fabulous!

    • HWC Magazine

      Love your thinking! This dessert is so healthy you could easily enjoy for breakfast too. Thank you dear.

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